Buy this Apollo 4 Crescent Earth photo.
High quality Apollo picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photo number AS04-01-580
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viewed from 10,000 miles. In 1969, the
Apollo 4 (Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501)
unmanned test flight made a great
ellipse around Earth as a test of the
translunar motors and of the high speed
entry required of a manned flight
returning from the moon.
camera was programmed to look out a
window toward Earth, and take a series
of photographs from "high apogee".
Coastal Brazil, Atlantic Ocean, West
Africa, Antarctica, looking west.
photograph was made when the Apollo
4 spacecraft, still attached to the S-IVB
(third) stage, was orbiting Earth at an
altitude of 9,544 miles.
Date: November 9, 1967